In The Community

Community – Week of March 7th, 2020

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Our Sponsors:  This Shabbat bulletin is sponsored by Bob & Joni Kaiser in memory of Bob’s father, Lionel Kaiser, Lazer Yidl ben Yisrael Boruch z’l, for his yahrtzeit.
Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Boris & Alla Yasinev in memory of Boris’s mother, Yelizaveta Yasineva, Yelizaveta bas Binyanim z’l for her yahrtzeit.

Happy Birthday to: Helen Bolt

Anniversaries: Andy & Betty Epstein, Evan Garmaise & Dr. Melisa Schapiro. Rabbi Ze’ev & Chani Smason and Dr. Ram & Sallie Volotzky.

Shabbat Greeters: Jim Pollock & Mark Ragin


Don’t Forget

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour daylight savings time begins Sunday

This Week and Beyond


Sunday, March 8 ~ 2:00-3:30 pm ~ Masks & Megillahs ~ A fun filled afternoon for kids ages 2-10 Have fun making MASKS, MEGILLAHS, HAMANTASHEN & GROGGERS, STORY-TELLING, NOSHING & SINGING. Bring your grandkids.

Monday Night March 9 ~ PURIM begins ~ MEGILLAH READING at 7:15 pm. Thank you to the NHBZ Sisterhood for sponsoring the Hamantashen!

Tuesday, March 10 ~ PURIM Seudah at 6:05 pm. Dinner, costumes and more.. RSVP for the Purim Dinner to or 991-2100 ext. 2

Shabbos, March 14 ~ SYNAPLEX ~ Speakers and Kiddush luncheon. Sponsored by the Gellman Family.

Tuesday, March 17 ~ 7:30 PM – Board Meeting

Shabbos, March 28 ~ Scholar in Residence – Rabbi Chaim Eisen ~ Kiddush Luncheon.

Sunday March 29, 3:00-4:30 pm at NHBZ ~Meet author Caroline Goldberg Igra and hear her speak about her book “Count to a Thousand”. The book is available in advance at NHBZ for $15 and is displayed in the lobby. Light refreshments.

Sunday, April 5 ~ Pizza Night – Pre-Pescah!



This coming Monday night/ Tuesday is the holiday of Purim. Purim is arguably the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar. If you would only have one day a year to attend synagogue, Purim might be that day.

Purim is celebrated with the ‘Four Ms’ — in the following 4 ways:

  1. Megilla: On Purim we read the Book of Esther, which recalls the attempt of the evil Haman (boo!) to wipe out the Jews of Persia.
  2. Mishloach Manos: We send gifts of food to friends and relatives …at least two ready-to-eat food items in each package, delivered by a proxy. The joy of the day increases as we send and receive.
  3. Matanos L’Evyonim: We don’t forget those with less . . . at least 2 gifts of money and/or food to the poor on Purim day.
  4. Mishteh: The merry, merry meal on Purim day . . . an easy mitzvah to fulfill.

Purim represents the height of joy — so enjoy!


Attention All Jewish Undergraduate Students!

Join The Network: Chabad on Campus for a delicious Shabbat dinner on Friday night March 6th at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion! Connect with other Jewish undergraduate students from the St. Louis area, engage in discussing interesting Jewish topics, and enjoy delicious Chinese food. Feel free to invite your friends!

When: Friday, March 6th @ 7pm
Contact Dodi Smason at for more information and/or to  RSVP. (FREE of charge for all undergraduate Jewish students.)

In the Community

Sunday, March 15th ~ St. Louis Kollel Presents: Yaakov Shwekey ~Live And In Concert At Jewish Unity Live 2020 One Night Only! Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall Touhill Performing Arts Center One University Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63121 Concert starts at 7pm Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale Jewish Unity Live: Shwekey in Concert

Torah Trivia from the Parsha this week:

Last week’s question: What was the basis for the model of constructing the Mishkan?

Answer: According to what Hashem would show Moshe.

This week’s question: What is peculiar about this Parsha; what is missing?

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